maybe we can also try to do something even more.
Just some ideas:
Pray for the people in your life who have disappointed you or hurt you
Walk, carpool, bike or bus ride to work and school
Don’t always flip on the car radio but spend the time is silence enjoying the world around you
Brighten someone’s day. Send a card, email, or phone a family member, friend, or acquaintance that shows you’re thinking about, and praying for, him/her
Look out of your window until you find something lovely you had not noticed before
Give items of clothing to Goodwill
Try to spend one day a week without a single complaint
Buy a few fast food gift cards to give to needy people you encounter
Call or write an old friend you haven't heard from in awhile
Pay a few sincere compliments to others
Forgive someone even if they don't deserve it. YOU deserve it
Take a no shopping day...maybe even a no shopping week! Spend that money on those who truly need the help and not on another purse or pair of shoes
Write a thank you note to your favorite teacher or spiritual person
Donate art supplies to your local elementary school or senior center
Worship at a friend’s mosque, synagogue or church and look for the beauty in other religions
Volunteer once a week. At a soup kitchen, your church, local school, whatever!
Put up a bird feeder
Read a book aloud as a family
Try an eat no sugar day
Plant a tree
Give $20 to a local non-profit
Take time out of Twitter, Facebook etc and instead spend time on meditation and prayer
Give up anger and be more patient. Try to be more understanding and patient with people.
Give up being judgmental.
Give up gossiping. Remember once you say it you can never take it back
Resolve to perform one random act of kindness each day. Hold a door open, let someone get in line first, do somebody’s chores for them, pay for someone else's order at a fast food drive through, pick up a stranger's tab at a restaurant...
Go to an art museum or a botanical gardens and just rejoice in the beauty
Take time to plan out and cook a healthy meal. Use your local markets and farm stands when possible.
Make cookies and give a few to people who help you every day: crossing guards, librarians, mail carriers, fire fighters, etc...Cook and deliver a meal to someone who could use it
Smile at strangers
Let someone merge in front of you
Spend 10 minutes each night talking to God about your day–thanking Him for the good and the bad and asking for the grace to be a better person the next day
May this Spring bring you joy and warm your heart as it warms your face.
The long Winter is almost over!
And remember, we can change this world for the good
with one act of kindness at a time.